On our road trip 2016 through south of Europe, we found ourself 'stranded' with no camping. We choose 3 camping sites, but they were all closed because of their own holiday.. So at the last one, we stopped in front of the gate, put up our tent, and prepared dinner and went to bed early.
But before I went to sleep, I took my tripod and camera, walked a bit into a very dark area, and had the luck of seeing one of the clearest skies in Spain. You can see a little bit of light pollution coming from a city far away, and the trees were lit up by 1 street lantern, but that didn't matter: The result is stunning and the milkyway is shown in all its beauty.
The first evening in the Himalayas at 3800 meters high, we had the most pure, crisp evening you can hope for.
The stars where visible with the eye and I had to do almost nothing to make you see the milky way.
After the earthquake in the Langtang Valley in 2015, this temple got shaken up pretty bad and all that is left is some wooden pillars, a buddha and the outlining of the temple.
The sky is very clear and bright blue, because at around 05:00 in the morning, the sun was already coming up toward the horizon. You can still see the milky way and some stars.
Thailand, Pai, 2016.
On the surrounding mountains of a town called Pai in Thailand, I wanted to shoot the starry night sky. Before the night had set in, I was lucky enough to find this dead tree, and the beautiful crispy sunset. The Silhouette is set out really cool against the colorful background.
On a very bright night in the Himalayas ( Langtang Trek) I witnessed this amazing cloud that came rolling of from the mountain top on the right side.
Walking the Langtang trek has been an amazing adventure, meeting new friends, like-wise minded people, and seeing all the beauty that Earth has to offer us.
A side note has to be made for the people that live in this Valley: 180 people lost their lives at the 2015 Earthquake and many hikers died aswel. This is the other side of mother-earth.